Origin of pleasant
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1. welcome, gratifying. 2. delightful, congenial, friendly.
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Examples from the Web for pleasantness
Not for him the false compliments paid by Washington to the "pleasantness" of race relations in the South of 1900.David's Book Club: The Souls of Black Folk
May 5, 2013
Uplift and pleasantness: is this an acceptable definition of what we mean by literature?The Future of Book Reviews: Critics vs. Amazon Reviewers
May 12, 2011
May her ways be ways of pleasantness and all her paths be peace!
The pleasantness, the kindliness, the apparent desire for Tony's society were a cheat.Jan and Her Job
L. Allen Harker
Now there had come a letter from the Dean full of smiles and pleasantness about this visit.Is He Popenjoy?
Her ways were ways of pleasantness, and all her paths were peace.
It was as though she said farewell to its comfort and pleasantness.Mary Gray
- giving or affording pleasure; enjoyable
- having pleasing or agreeable manners, appearance, habits, etc
- obsolete merry and lively
C14: from Old French plaisant, from plaisir to please
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Word Origin and History for pleasantness
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